Harold Bank, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama followed his brother, Major Bert Bank, into WWII and into the Pacific Theater. While Bert was taken prisoner, and survived the Japanese Bataan Death March, Harold served the army in the USA, and in a few of the islands in the Pacific, coming home after the war ended.
These are the letters the Harold wrote to his mother and father, his brother Bert Bank, and his sister Lottie Bank during 1941 - 1945.
While they are mostly simple in content, "Send food", "It is hot as the devil", and it is "raining so hard", they will occasionally give insight to the war situation of the day, and life on the island or army base he was assigned at the time.
Harold returned to Tuscaloosa and with his father had the Army Store. You will see mention in the letters of wanting to get the surplus army items that would be in great surplus after the war and going into business. He did in fact do this.
He had the Army stores into the 60's when they were closed.